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Population (year 2000): 8,869. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,414 (-5.1% change)
Males: 4,403 (49.6%), Females: 4,466 (50.4%)

Prowers County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $28,660 (year 2000)
Median house value: $69,000 (year 2000)

Lamar, CO residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Lamar:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.1%)
  • Hispanic (36.5%)
  • Other race (18.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • American Indian (2.4%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.4%), English (9.4%), United States (8.5%), Irish (7.7%), Dutch (2.4%), Norwegian (1.6%).Colorado

Elevation: 3622 feet

Land area: 4.2 square miles

Lamar,

For population 25 years and over in Lamar

  • High school or higher: 70.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamar city

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

10.7% Foreign born (9.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +495 (+5.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: CO Pueblo, (138.0 miles www.cohomefinder.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Springs, CO Colorado (158.6 miles pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (542.4 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: CO (8.4 miles Wiley, CO Granada, (21.3 miles Hartman, CO (27.6 miles) , CO Eads, (29.6 miles CO Holly, (34.1 miles Sheridan Lake, CO (34.9 miles) , Two Buttes, CO (39.2 miles) , Animas, CO Las (41.6 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $66,600
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $96,300

Latitude: 38.08 N, Longitude: 102.62 W

Area code: 719

Lamar, Colorado business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.0%), Manufacturing (15.7%), Retail trade (14.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +522 (+5.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,225 (77.9%)

Crime in Lamar by Year

Type 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0
    per 100,000 0.0 22.6 0.0
Rapes 0 3 4
    per 100,000 0.0 33.8 45.1
Robberies 2 1 5
    per 100,000 22.6 11.3 56.4
Assaults 4 2 6
    per 100,000 45.1 22.6 67.7
Burglaries 68 68 89
    per 100,000 766.7 766.7 1003.5
Thefts 249 315 334
    per 100,000 2807.5 3551.7 3765.9
Auto thefts 2 11 18
    per 100,000 22.6 124.0 203.0
183.6 249.6 285.6

Average climate in Lamar, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lamar-area historical tornado activity is near Colorado state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Lamar city center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 10/17/1971, a category 3 tornado 30.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Scott Elarton - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cleveland Indians, born: Feb 23, 1976).


Hospital/medical center in Lamar:
  • PROWERS MEDICAL CENTER (401 KENDALL DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lamar:
  • WEISBROD MEMORIAL CTY HOSP - CAH (about 30 miles; EADS, CO)
  • SOUTHEAST COLORADO HOSPITAL - CAH (about 47 miles; SPRINGFIELD, CO)
  • KEEFE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 56 miles; CHEYENNE WELLS, CO)

Political contributions by individuals in Lamar, CO

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lamar:
  • LAMAR MUNI (about 5 miles; LAMAR, CO; ID: LAA)
  • RENNER FLD /GOODLAND MUNI/ (about 110 miles; GOODLAND, KS; ID: GLD)
  • PUEBLO MEMORIAL (about 130 miles; PUEBLO, CO; ID: PUB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lamar:
  • EADS MUNI (about 30 miles; EADS, CO; ID: 9V7)
  • HOLLY (about 36 miles; HOLLY, CO; ID: K08)
  • CITY AND COUNTY (about 43 miles; LAS ANIMAS, CO; ID: 7V9)

Amtrak station:
LAMAR (MAIN & BEECH STS.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 1 $2,028 $24,336 1 $288
Firefighters 7 $23,176 $39,730 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $5,936 $23,744 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 21 $66,971 $38,269 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 19 $30,930 $19,534 6 $2,026
Solid Waste Management 9 $19,468 $25,957 2 $1,359
Health 2 $3,976 $23,856 0 $0
Airports 1 $4,552 $54,624 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $2,852
Streets and Highways 11 $27,560 $30,065 0 $0
Financial Administration 10 $28,372 $34,046 0 $0
Local Libraries 3 $6,835 $27,340 4 $4,401
Other Government Administration 9 $31,716 $42,288 0 $0
Electric Power 35 $114,931 $39,404 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 18 $36,814 $24,542 0 $0
Water Supply 12 $35,123 $35,123 2 $1,269
Totals for Government 161 $438,387 $32,674 17 $12,195
College/University in Lamar:
  • LAMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 624; Location: 2401 S MAIN ST; Public; Website: WWW.LCC.CCCOES.EDU)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamar:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN COLORADO (about 136 miles; PUEBLO, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,275)
  • PUEBLO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 140 miles; PUEBLO, CO; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 161 miles; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; FT enrollment: 5,307)
  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY (about 167 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,330)
  • METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE OF DENVER (about 168 miles; DENVER, CO; FT enrollment: 12,938)
  • UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT DENVER (about 168 miles; DENVER, CO; FT enrollment: 8,839)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DENVER (about 168 miles; DENVER, CO; FT enrollment: 7,592)
Public high schools in Lamar:
  • LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: 1900 SOUTH 11TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PROJECT ACQUIRE (Students: 43; Location: 411 EAST ELM; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lamar:
  • LAMAR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 363; Location: 104 WEST PARK; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 285; Location: 510 SOUTH 9TH STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 1105 PARKVIEW; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 200 NORTH 10TH STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MELVIN HENDRICKSON DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 124; Location: 510 SAVAGE AVENUE; Grades: PK - PK)
  • ALTA VISTA CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 8785 ROAD LL; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Lamar:
  • LAMAR S D R CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: PO BOX 887; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Lamar:
  • LAMAR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $240,366; Location: 104 EAST PARMENTER ST; 45,200 books; 1,583 audio materials; 1,638 video materials; 70 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Lamar: Southeast Colorado Fairgrounds (A), Willow Creek Park (B).

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1).


Lamar compared to Colorado state average:
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Lamar:
  • KLMR (920 AM; 5 kW; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Lamar:
  • KSNZ (93.3 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • K211EI (90.1 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K207BI (89.3 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KVAY (105.7 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING LLC)
  • K220GA (91.9 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • K214CO (90.7 FM; LAMAR, CO; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Lamar:
  • K07DH (Channel 7; LAMAR, CO; Owner: THE CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO)
  • K42EA (Channel 42; LAMAR, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • K03BA (Channel 3; LAMAR, CO; Owner: THE CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO)
  • K09DH (Channel 9; LAMAR, CO; Owner: THE CITY OF LAMAR, COLORADO)

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